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Oscar babysits; Big Bird's taxi service
Air date November 28, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, U, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David and some kids demonstrate first and last by getting in a line.
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
SCENE 2 Oscar has to babysit for Mr. and Mrs. Siegel. The baby starts to cry, which Oscar doesn't mind, but David tends to the baby with a milk bottle.
Letter C toon.jpg
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 3 The baby starts to cry again, which Oscar doesn't mind, but Luis tends to the baby by changing his diaper.
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 4 The baby starts to cry yet again. This time Maria sings a lullaby in Spanish, and Oscar swears he'll never babysit again. Just then, Mrs. Siegel comes by to pick up her baby, and is so pleased with the job Oscar did (but didn't do), that she says she'll recommend him as a babysitter to all her friends.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Grover's mom night.jpg
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(First: Episode 0397)
Cat toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
C Clipper.jpg
Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
SCENE 5 Bob notices a note on Oscar's can which reads “Thanks for helping me throw out the trash. I owe you un beso”. Oscar wants to know what “beso” means, but Bob hesitates to tell him. Maria comes down and gives Oscar a big kiss.
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
What Kids Are Made Of part 2.jpg
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
Dot Bridge 14 squares dominate.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
SCENE 6 Luis is just about to eat his lunch outdoors, but notices the seat cushions are missing from the chairs. He then notices that there are no wheels at the bottom of David’s shopping cart, and Bob points out that one of the two ropes is missing from the tire swing. They see that Big Bird has borrowed all those things to start his own taxi service.
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
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Insert Big Bird plays in his nest with a set of blocks that Roosevelt Franklin had gifted him. Herry Monster comes along and helps him sort them according to how they want to play with them.
(First: Episode 0178)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
Dot Bridge 01 straight.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals. (repeat)
SCENE 7 What’s missing?
  • Bob’s jacket is missing a sleeve.
  • Maria’s STOP sign is missing the O.
  • Luis’s sunglasses are missing one of the lenses.
  • A kid is missing a tooth.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
Cartoon Train #2 (repeat)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Transition Bridge #7 - Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
SCENE 8 David and the kids play the same first/last game from the beginning. They all wave goodbye and the sponsors are announced.

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